We’ve all heard the comments of someone looking “done” and read the horror stories of “Botox® gone bad.” Due to treatments done improperly from non-professionals, injectable anti-aging treatments like Botox and dermal fillers often get a bad rap.
Myth: Botox and dermal fillers make you look “frozen” or “done”
Truth: When administered by trained aestheticians – like those here at SafiraMD – Botox and dermal fillers do not “freeze” your face or make it appear unnatural. They will only provide a smoothing and/or volumizing effect to your lines and wrinkles, making you look like your younger self and nothing else. With Botox, you will still be able to move your face – only the targeted areas will be affected with limited movement, which is the purpose of Botox! That’s how the anti-aging magic happens.
Myth: Botox and dermal fillers are toxic
Truth: Many people assume that injecting an “outside” substance into your body is therefore toxic. It’s an understandable misconception but a misconception nonetheless! Botox, as well as the dermal fillers we offer, all FDA-approved and safe! FDA- approval means these injectables have gone through extensive research and trials. Another common concern is that, because Botox is derived from Botulinum, you could potentially contract botulism. This is completely false, so please don’t be worried! Botox is actually just an isolated piece of protein from the bacteria; it is no way capable of giving anyone botulism. We would never inject you with anything that was not 100% safe and clinically proven!
Myth: Botox and dermal fillers are painful
Truth: Both of these treatments are very well tolerated. Botox treatments take only 20 minutes and any slight discomfort resolves quickly. Dermal filler injections include lidocaine to numb your skin and help ease any discomfort. Like most injections, there may be a stinging sensation at the injection site, but any discomfort resolves quickly.
Armed with all this knowledge, you can feel comfortable and confident in giving us a call at 678.235.8221 or scheduling a consultation online today for your Botox or dermal fillers treatment. You deserve to love the reflection you see in the mirror, so don’t let skeptical friends or relatives try to scare you away with horror stories. You know the facts, and that our expert team is ready to help you look and feel like your best self.